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What to Look For When Shopping For Salvaged Materials (page 2 of 10)

Learn what types of materials you can expect to find in reclamation yards and how to inspect the items before you buy.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Fireplaces

Example Items: Mantelpieces, complete fireplaces, hearths

When buying a complete fireplace, make sure all items are present. For period fireplaces, check that tiles are original and that they fit the surround. Look out for cracks or chips in stone components.

Fireplaces and Related Items Reclamation Finds

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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